Crochet, or to be precise amigurumi (crocheting super cute stuffed creatures) is my new favourite thing. I have been searching for this, and didn’t even know it.
Between us, Bear is the creative one. She’s a doodler, a crafter, a photographer, you name it, she will give it a pretty good go. Me, well let’s say that I have a realistic grasp of my abilities. But sometimes, I forget that and like to try.
So last year I took up cross stitching, and enjoyed it thoroughly. There was a set pattern to follow and a limited number of stitches- it felt achievable. But it also slowly dawned on me that there are few times in life you will realise you need something cross-stitched. And only so much space to hang embroidery hoops (Note: none of my cross stitch artwork made it to the walls. Though it was cute). That realisation means I have a drawer full of embroidery thread and not much need to use it.
Fast forward to July this year. In a box from the Lucky Dip Club (a subscription box that sends curated theme boxes each month) there was a little pack from Tea and Crafting. It contained an amigurumi jellyfish, and all the bits needed to complete it.
Several hours of watching youtube videos and asking nanny (a super, traditional crochet-er) and I had just about figured out how to make a magic circle. Days later I had ripped out and started again many times, but once on the right track it took mere hours to complete my jellyfish. He isn’t perfect, he’s lost an eye already and he’s two toned when he wasn’t supposed to be, but I like him:-)
Since then I have found several bloggers with patterns I can follow *though sometimes the American instructions trouble my novice skills*, and have completed a bat (a halloween series may follow), some cute bows (future dote friendly hair accessory?) and several apples (because why not?!).
Anyone need a super cute Japanese style animal or anthropomorphic creature?